Canadian Criminal Law/Offences/Disobeying a Court Order

Legislation edit

127. (1) Every one who, without lawful excuse, disobeys a lawful order made by a court of justice or by a person or body of persons authorized by any Act to make or give the order, other than an order for the payment of money, is, unless a punishment or other mode of proceeding is expressly provided by law, guilty of

(a) an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years; ...


Prove of the Offence edit

  1. identity of accused
  2. date and time of incident
  3. jurisdiction (incl. region and province)
  4. the accused disobeyed a lawful order of the Court;
  5. the accused was without a lawful excuse;
  6. the accused intended to disobey the order of the Court; and
  7. what the order required the accused to do.[1]
  1. R v Solar, 2012 SKQB 113 at 32